Lionel McKenzie, Wilson Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics, received an honorary doctorate from Keio University in Japan on June 29.


Kamran Asdar Ali, assistant professor of anthropology, has been selected as a visiting scholar for the 1998-99 academic year at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. Ali will work on a manuscript about how modern governments like Egypt use discourse on health, welfare and family planning as techniques to manage their populations. This summer, Ali is at the International Institute for Asian Studies in the Netherlands to work on a labor history of Pakistan.

Murat Tekalp, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been elected a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society for 1999-2000.

Tanya Kosc, a graduate student at the Institute of Optics, was recently named an outstanding alumna of Ohio's Junior Miss competition. Kosc, who won the state's Junior Miss competition in 1992, is studying the electro-optical properties of liquid crystal flakes at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

Bruce Kimball, professor in the Warner School's educational leadership program, has been awarded a 1998-99 senior fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. He will spend the academic year at Harvard Law School doing archival research into the origins and applications of case method teaching.

Jesse Moore Jr., associate professor of history and dean of graduate recruitment, will be one of the presenters during a symposium on "The National Urban League in Perspective" at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on July 30. The symposium is sponsored by the African American Leadership Program at the University of Maryland.

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